What is Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager?

Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based traffic load balancer. This service allows you to distribute traffic to your public facing applications across the global Azure regions. Traffic Manager also provides your public endpoints with high availability and quick responsiveness.

Traffic Manager uses DNS to direct the client requests to the appropriate service endpoint based on a traffic-routing method. Traffic manager also provides health monitoring for every endpoint. The endpoint can be any Internet-facing service hosted inside or outside of Azure. Traffic Manager provides a range of traffic-routing methods and endpoint monitoring options to suit different application needs and automatic failover models. Traffic Manager is resilient to failure, including the failure of an entire Azure region.

Why Monitor Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager?

Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager scales automatically with increasing application traffic providing a better customer experience. Microsoft Traffic Manager improves application uptime by monitoring the health of the endpoints and the status of the profile in the Resource group. For obtaining focused metrics on health status of these endpoints and profile status, which will help all the stakeholders take effective performance decisions, Microsoft Azure Traffic Managers should be monitored.